Put it this way, if you compared Carter's accomplishments to any of the Celtics or Lakers retired jerseys (Russell, Bird, McHale, Worthy, West, etc.), would Carter come anywhere close? Of course not. That's the level of brilliance we should be expecting for a player to have his number retired in Toronto. If not, we're simply playing into the little brother complex by essentially saying, "he's not hall of fame worthy, but Carter's good enough for Toronto".